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Immanuel Hafeni Augustus Shifidi
Born (1929-07-16)July 16, 1929
Died November 30, 1986(1986-11-30) (aged 57)
Allegiance Flag of Namibia.svg Nambia
Battles/wars Namibian War of Independence

Immanuel Hafeni Augustus Shifidi (16 July 1929 – 30 November 1986), born in Windoek, was a Namibian activist. He was one of the fighters at Omugulugwombashe[1] on 26 August 1966 when eight helicopters of the South African Defence Force attacked SWAPO guerrilla fighters at the camp.[2] It was the first armed battle in the Namibian War of Independence.[3]

Immanuel Shifidi was arrested and tortured after the defeat at Omugulugwombashe. He was convicted under the Terrorism Act and received a death sentence. Following international pressure the sentence was converted to life in prison at Robben Island. He served 18 years of this sentence and was released in December 1985. On 30 November 1986 he was assassinated at a SWAPO rally marking the United Nations International Year of Peace.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Namibia: Immanuel Shifidi - a Martyr of the Namibian Revolution", New Era, July 15, 2011, Shimpapi Shiremo
  2. Sasman, Catherine (27 Aug 2010). "Julius Shaambeni Shilongo Mnyika: the guerilla [sic] fighter (1938 to 2003)". Archived from the original on 8 Sep 2012. 
  3. Petronella Sibeene (17 April 2009). "Swapo Party Turns 49". Archived from the original on 7 September 2012. 

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